Tourist flow from Russia to Spain increased by 14% for five months
“For five months of 2017 Spain was visited by 305.1 thousand Russian tourists, which is 13.5% higher than the figure for the same period of the last year”, - according to the data of the National Institute of Statistics (INE) of the country. The total number of tourists who came to Spain in January-May 2017 amounted 27.933 million, which is 11.6% more than in the same period of the last year. Most tourists in five months came to Spain from the UK (6.405 million, + 10.9%), Germany (4.034 million, + 7.6%) and France (3.881 million, + 5%). In May tourist flow from Russia increased by 4.7% against the same month of the last year, amounting 81.7 thousand people. The total number of foreign tourists in May increased by 11.7%, (7.944 million). In 2016, 75.6 million tourists came to Spain, including more than 1 million Russians.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.